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cab·bage

 (kăb′ĭj)
n.
1. Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
2. Any of several similar or related plants, such as Chinese cabbage.
3. The terminal bud of several species of palm, eaten as a vegetable.
4. Slang Money, especially in the form of bills.
5. Informal Sweetheart; dear. Used as a term of endearment.

[Middle English caboche, from Old North French, head, possibly from alteration of Latin caput; see capital1.]

cab′bag·y adj.

cabbage

(ˈkæbɪdʒ)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: cole any of various cultivated varieties of the plant Brassica oleracea capitata, typically having a short thick stalk and a large head of green or reddish edible leaves: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). See also brassica, savoy Compare skunk cabbage, Chinese cabbage
2. (Plants) wild cabbage a European plant, Brassica oleracea, with broad leaves and a long spike of yellow flowers: the plant from which the cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprout have been bred
3. (Plants)
a. the head of a cabbage
b. the edible leaf bud of the cabbage palm
4. informal a dull or unimaginative person
5. informal offensive a person who has no mental faculties and is dependent on others for his or her subsistence
[C14: from Norman French caboche head; perhaps related to Old French boce hump, bump, Latin caput head]

cabbage

(ˈkæbɪdʒ)
n
snippets of cloth appropriated by a tailor from a customer's material
vb
to steal; pilfer
[C17: of uncertain origin; perhaps related to Old French cabas theft]

cab•bage

(ˈkæb ɪdʒ)

n.
1. any of several cultivated varieties of a plant, Brassica oleracea capitata, of the mustard family, having a short stem and leaves formed into a compact, edible head.
2. the head or leaves of this plant, eaten cooked or raw.
3. Slang. money, esp. paper money.
[1350–1400; < dial. Old French (Picardy, Normandy) literally, head, noggin]
cab′bage•like`, adj.

cabbage


Past participle: cabbaged
Gerund: cabbaging

Imperative
cabbage
cabbage
Present
I cabbage
you cabbage
he/she/it cabbages
we cabbage
you cabbage
they cabbage
Preterite
I cabbaged
you cabbaged
he/she/it cabbaged
we cabbaged
you cabbaged
they cabbaged
Present Continuous
I am cabbaging
you are cabbaging
he/she/it is cabbaging
we are cabbaging
you are cabbaging
they are cabbaging
Present Perfect
I have cabbaged
you have cabbaged
he/she/it has cabbaged
we have cabbaged
you have cabbaged
they have cabbaged
Past Continuous
I was cabbaging
you were cabbaging
he/she/it was cabbaging
we were cabbaging
you were cabbaging
they were cabbaging
Past Perfect
I had cabbaged
you had cabbaged
he/she/it had cabbaged
we had cabbaged
you had cabbaged
they had cabbaged
Future
I will cabbage
you will cabbage
he/she/it will cabbage
we will cabbage
you will cabbage
they will cabbage
Future Perfect
I will have cabbaged
you will have cabbaged
he/she/it will have cabbaged
we will have cabbaged
you will have cabbaged
they will have cabbaged
Future Continuous
I will be cabbaging
you will be cabbaging
he/she/it will be cabbaging
we will be cabbaging
you will be cabbaging
they will be cabbaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cabbaging
you have been cabbaging
he/she/it has been cabbaging
we have been cabbaging
you have been cabbaging
they have been cabbaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cabbaging
you will have been cabbaging
he/she/it will have been cabbaging
we will have been cabbaging
you will have been cabbaging
they will have been cabbaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cabbaging
you had been cabbaging
he/she/it had been cabbaging
we had been cabbaging
you had been cabbaging
they had been cabbaging
Conditional
I would cabbage
you would cabbage
he/she/it would cabbage
we would cabbage
you would cabbage
they would cabbage
Past Conditional
I would have cabbaged
you would have cabbaged
he/she/it would have cabbaged
we would have cabbaged
you would have cabbaged
they would have cabbaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cabbage - any of various types of cabbagecabbage - any of various types of cabbage  
cruciferous vegetable - a vegetable of the mustard family: especially mustard greens; various cabbages; broccoli; cauliflower; brussels sprouts
cole, kail, kale - coarse curly-leafed cabbage
Chinese celery, celery cabbage, Chinese cabbage - elongated head of crisp celery-like stalks and light green leaves
bok choi, bok choy - elongated head of dark green leaves on thick white stalks
head cabbage - any of several varieties of cabbage having a large compact globular head; may be steamed or boiled or stir-fried or used raw in coleslaw
Brassica oleracea, cultivated cabbage, cabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
2.cabbage - informal terms for moneycabbage - informal terms for money    
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
3.cabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowerscabbage - any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers
cabbage, chou - any of various types of cabbage
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Brassica, genus Brassica - mustards: cabbages; cauliflowers; turnips; etc.
Brassica oleracea capitata, head cabbage, head cabbage plant - any of various cultivated cabbage plants having a short thick stalk and large compact head of edible usually green leaves
Verb1.cabbage - make off with belongings of otherscabbage - make off with belongings of others  
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

cabbage

noun
Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
Translations
كُرُنْبمَلْفوف
zelíkapusta
kål
kapsas
kaalivihannes
kupus
káposzta
kál
キャベツ
양배추
kopūstas
kāpostikāposts
kapusta
zelje
kupusкупус
kålvitkål
กะหล่ำ
lahanalâhana
cải bắp

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (Bot) → col f, repollo m
2. (fig) (= person) → vegetal m
B. CPD cabbage white (butterfly) Nmariposa f de la col

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ] nchou m

cabbage

n
Kohl m, → Kraut nt (esp S Ger); a head of cabbageein Kohlkopf m
(inf: = person) → geistiger Krüppel (inf); to become a cabbageverblöden (inf); (sick person)dahinvegetieren

cabbage

:
cabbage lettuce
nKopfsalat m
cabbage rose
nZentifolie f
cabbage white (butterfly)

cabbage

[ˈkæbɪdʒ] ncavolo

cabbage

(ˈkӕbidʒ) noun
a type of vegetable with edible (usually green) leaves. He bought a cabbage.

cabbage

كُرُنْب zelí kål Kohl λάχανο col kaali chou kupus cavolo キャベツ 양배추 kool kål kapusta repolho белокочаннаня капуста kål กะหล่ำ lahana cải bắp 卷心菜

cab·bage

n. col, repollo.
References in classic literature ?
Every house has a small garden before it, with a circular path, a sun-dial, and twenty-four cabbages.
It travelled for a time in the sky, and then it sank down and hovered over a large vegetable garden surrounded by walls, so that he came safely to the ground amidst cabbages and vegetables.
McGREGOR was on his hands and knees planting out young cabbages, but he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out, "Stop thief
Aunt Em had just come out of the house to water the cabbages when she looked up and saw Dorothy running toward her.
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
Early in the morning and late in the fading twilight and on all the days Colin and Mary did not see him, Dickon worked there planting or tending potatoes and cabbages, turnips and carrots and herbs for his mother.
If several varieties of the cabbage, radish, onion, and of some other plants, be allowed to seed near each other, a large majority, as I have found, of the seedlings thus raised will turn out mongrels: for instance, I raised 233 seedling cabbages from some plants of different varieties growing near each other, and of these only 78 were true to their kind, and some even of these were not perfectly true.
The cottage, built substantially of grey stone, stood upon the side of the slope, and a broad strip of garden, half cultivated and half wild, began near the house with cabbages, and ended in a jungle of giant bulrushes as it touched the stream.
Ah, if I had only known then that he was only a common mortal, and that his mission had nothing more overpowering about it than the collecting of seeds and uncommon yams and extraordinary cabbages and peculiar bullfrogs for that poor, useless, innocent, mildewed old fossil the Smithsonian Institute, I would have felt so much relieved.
all that great patch of land with cabbages and sunflowers, which the corporation is just going to run a main street through?
Mother called us, but we had paraded out into the garden, after our ball, and were having a concert, as we sat about on the cabbages for green satin seats, so we did n't hear the call, and just as the company was going, a great noise arrested them on the doorstep, and round the corner of the house rattled Ned in full costume, wheeling Kitty in a barrow, while Jimmy, Will, and I ran screaming after, looking like Bedlamites; for we were playing that Lady Fitz Perkins had fainted, and was being borne home senseless in a cab.
As we tramped gaily out at the gate of the town, we overtook a peasant's cart, partly laden with odds and ends of cabbages and similar vegetable rubbish, and drawn by a small cow and a smaller donkey yoked together.